Frequently asked questions
Here are six of the most often asked questions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Is hypnosis similar to mind control?
Hypnosis is not mind control. Hypnosis cannot make you do anything that is against your fundamental belief system. You are in control of the outcomes of a hypnotherapy session.
Will I be in a deep trance during the hypnotherapy session?
A deep trance is not necessary for long lasting change to occur. Most likely if it is your first experience with hypnosis you will be aware of everything that happens during the session and you will be in control of the outcomes.
Will hypnosis weaken my will power?
No. In fact Hypnosis is more likely to strengthen your resolve.
What if I fail to come out of the hypnotic trance?
No one can be kept in a permanent hypnotic state. As soon as the hypnotist stops making hypnotic suggestions, you will come out of the trance naturally. More likely though the session will end with the hypnotist providing suggestions designed to bring you out of the hypnotic trance
Can everyone be hypnotised?
In short yes, however if you think you can or think you can’t, you're right. In my experience people who believe they can’t go into hypnosis have an unconscious belief that if they do they are relinquishing control and this make them uncomfortable. This is why it is so important that you have a good rapport and feel safe and comfortable with your practitioner.
Are intelligent people less likely to enter the hypnotic state?
In fact the more intelligent you are the more likely you are to benefit from hypnosis. This is because you understand the concepts, are less likely to have irrational fears and can follow instructions.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions will vary on the condition we are seeking to change. Most people will require between three and six one sessions. We can discuss this either in your first session or a pre-hypnosis discovery session.